Satisfying Pasta Salads



Satisfying Pasta Salads

Picture this: a delightful summer evening, a gathering of friends and family, and a bowl of Satisfying Pasta Salads to savor. This recipe is the epitome of pasta perfection, combining vibrant colors, fresh flavors, and a touch of creativity to leave everyone craving for more.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. fusilli pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil the fusilli pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives, and feta cheese.
  3. Add the cooked pasta and fresh basil to the bowl, gently tossing the ingredients together.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the pasta salad and toss until everything is well coated.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. Serve your Satisfying Pasta Salad chilled, garnished with additional fresh basil if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Satisfying Pasta Salads are a burst of Mediterranean flavors in every bite. The combination of tangy feta, sweet cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil make this salad a crowd-pleaser at any event.

Nutrition per serving: Calories – 340, Total Fat – 16g, Carbohydrates – 41g, Protein – 9g

Imagine the smiles on your guests’ faces as they savor this exquisite pasta salad. With its colorful appearance and delightful taste, it’s not just a dish; it’s a memory in the making. Whether you’re hosting a picnic, barbecue, or simply enjoying a cozy dinner at home, Satisfying Pasta Salads will steal the show.

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